It *might* be the translation from Russian, but this Pravda article makes it clear that the distinction between Chechens and terrorism is none too sharp in the Russian mind. This quote is especially damning:

We traditionally call terrorists Chechens, but we should keep in mind that criminality has no nationality. Special services must work more persistently but not look for the sign of Chechen terrorists in every sortie.

Since that quotation comes from the head of the "Chechen Presidental Security Service" (*cough* puppet government) and not from, say, a Defense Ministry spokesman, I am not sure how far you can take it. Either way, if you can read Russian (which, alas! I cannot), the original article is here.